Coach of the Year award one of many recognitions
It was nearly a clean sweep of the District 21-5A baseball competition for the Barbers Hill Eagles and it was also quite the performance in postseason honors.
The Eagles saw a number of players get selected for various 21-5A All District honors, headed by senior Camden Guarnere who was named the District Player of the Year and sophomore Cameron Cauley who was chosen as the District’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
David Denny was selected as Coach of the Year.
“Obviously, Camden going undefeated with a low ERA and his strikeout-to-walk ratio and Cameron – co offensive player of the year - when you look at the numbers, he could have gotten that by himself,” Denny said. “But it’s up to a whole room of coaches and that’s how the voting went.”
Guarnere finished unblemished in district play and finished the season 9-1 overall with a 2.838 ERA over 61.2 innings pitched. He also struck out 55 batters while walking 18.
Cauley hit .402 with an on-base percentage of .464 and a slugging percentage of .685. He had 17 extra-base hits, with two homers and 26 RBIs.
One of his homers came in the area playoff round in a win over Richmond Foster.
Junior Josh Herrera was named to the first team as a pitcher, while senior River Orsak made it as an outfield selection.
“River and Camden were unanimous (choices),” Denny said. “John came out of the bullpen and was very good for us.”
Junior catcher Greg Smith was the tops at his position.
“Greg is as good a catcher as there is,” Denny said. “He was deserving of his choice.”
Second team selections were junior Cameron Hunt (pitcher), junior Connor Dunham (outfielder) and senior Trevor Turnbrough (designated hitter).
Raithen Malone and Simon Larranaga were selected as honorable mention choices.
“Everyone was deserving of what they got,” Denny said.